For most of the last century Puglian wine had no separate existence of its own. It was made and sold to be blended into the more famous red wines of the North, adding the fruit and alcoholic strength that they naturally lacked. Better technology and viticulture changed all that.
Cantina Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC 2010
The Salento peninsula is home to Salice Salentino. This narrow peninsula, the heel of the boot, as it were, is close to the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea which cools the vineyards at night, keeping acidity in the fruit and refreshment in the wine.
Food: hard cheeses, chacuterie, roasted meats,